Academic Year 2014-2015

Event Title

The Dispersed Nation: The Representation of the Jewish People and Their History in Contemporary Cuban Fiction

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

Start Date

2-10-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

2-10-2014 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Comparative Literature | Jewish Studies | Latin American Literature | Latin American Studies

Description

There has been great interest in documenting the Jewish presence in Cuba and within the Cuban-exile community. A number of recent historical texts and documentaries have examined the history of this group's arrival on the island, as well as the departure of the majority into (a second or third) exile. Very little research, however, has been done on the representation of Jews in contemporary Cuban fiction. This lecture will examine several recently published novels by authors on and off the island, focusing on how these works suggest a transnational Jewish and Cuban identity.

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

The Dispersed Nation: The Representation of the Jewish People and Their History in Contemporary Cuban Fiction

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

There has been great interest in documenting the Jewish presence in Cuba and within the Cuban-exile community. A number of recent historical texts and documentaries have examined the history of this group's arrival on the island, as well as the departure of the majority into (a second or third) exile. Very little research, however, has been done on the representation of Jews in contemporary Cuban fiction. This lecture will examine several recently published novels by authors on and off the island, focusing on how these works suggest a transnational Jewish and Cuban identity.